Sunday, June 13, 2021

Parts Is Parts

This was a pretty effective commercial from 1984.


You know it was effective because I still remember it and the tagline is a pop culture icon. Parts is parts! This was part of the great Burger Wars of the 80s back before burger companies could troll each other on Twitter. It doesn't match "Where's The Beef?" but still pretty good.

Anyway, speaking of parts. The sudden supply glut of guns and ammo has also been accompanied by more and more parts being available and that means it is time to stock up. I just picked up a couple of nickel boron bolt carrier groups, just as spares, for less than you can buy a regular nitride or phosphate BCG for thanks to being a dealer. This is the first time in over a year that I have seen these available.


The point being that a lot of parts are back in stock for now. That means you should take stock of what you have and what you need, both on the gun and in your back-up stash. You can't overestimate the difference upgrading the parts on your weapon can have. Parts is not just parts.

This situation won't last long.
 

8 comments:

  1. That Wendy's ad brings back memories. It must really date back to late 1979, as it was on television during my wife's first pregnancy. The "morning sickness" afflicted her pretty severely, and I remember during her early pregnancy when that commercial would come on and she'd go rushing off to the bathroom, cheeks bulging. Good times.

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    1. Not sure, the stuff I saw said it came out in the 80s.

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  2. Hargraves Potted Meat Product, chock full of peckers and lips since 1937.

    A bit on the John Boy and Billy Big Show. Southern humor at its finest.

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    1. The reality of what goes into hot dogs is probably even worse.

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  3. Okay, that's a really titillating picture. And way better than the BCG that I used to have access to on those rifles I lost.

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    1. If they come back in stock I can grab you one, cheep cheep!

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  4. Funny. I was in a meeting the other day and guy a little younger than me said "well parts is parts". I went off laughing and had to explain to the millennials what the hell it was about.

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    1. I don't think I want to live in a country where kids don't know that parts is parts.

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